Saturday, April 29, 2017

Musical Butterfly

The watercolor paper I used for this card is a Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor card stock. I haven't been happy with it except for the watercolor smooshing card I made awhile back. This technique was one shared by Kim Peck and just involved stamping and "spritzing". I used Sweet Sugarplum, Island Indigo and Rich Razzleberry with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp. When I spritzed it, the water ran down the card front into my Sahara Sand sentiment and off to the side. Perhaps I used too much water or perhaps it's the watercolor paper. I would like advice on what kind of paper to get when I reorder. I thank you in advance.

All other products I have used are Stampin' Up. I was inspired by Just Add Ink #357 "Colour" and Fusion - Musical Butterfly Challenge

These are two of the most fun sites for challenges and I hope you'll visit them if you haven't already. So for my card...the before picture...
and the after picture...

I restamped the sentiment on scrap watercolor paper and adhered it to a scrap of Sweet Sugarplum paper. The music DSP is from This Christmas and the butterfly was from the Butterflies Thinlits and cut out of gold glimmer paper. The sentiment came from the Picture Perfect  stamp set.  The first attempt didn't even pass the Rorschach test...lol!

Thanks for looking!

8 comments:

  1. Pretty!! I love this DSP - wish SU! would do a whole pack of just the music!! Sorry it's retiring. I love your colors and watercoloring! Great job. :)

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    1. Thanks, Mary. I too wish SU would do that. Perhaps you should go to the Sandbox :-)

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  2. Such a beautiful, dramatic, watercoloured background, Karen - even if it did provide you with a bit of grief! Nice save, with the sentiment. Thanks for entering your beautiful card in our challenge at Just Add Ink this week. :)

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  3. Great effect for a back ground. I really love the addition of the glitter paper. Chantell Just Add Ink

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    1. Thanks, Chantell. JAI has some great challenges and I love participating.

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  4. So pretty Karen! I love your dramatic, inky background and how well it compliments your sparkly butterfly too! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

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  5. Gorgeous card Karen. I love the use of Gorgeous Grunge, on it. This stamp set will be sorely missed thats for sure!! Thanks for joining us at JAI - Chlo x

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  6. The spritzing really created a vibrant flowing effect Karen. I love the colour and texture against your glimmer butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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